October 30th, 2008
11:39 AM ET
6 years ago

Obama camp releases ‘closing argument’ ads

 The Obama-Biden campaign released two new ads Thursday.
The Obama-Biden campaign released two new ads Thursday.

(CNN)– The Obama-Biden campaign released two “closing argument” ads Thursday, one negative spot looking provide ‘perspective’ on Sen. McCain’s similarities with President Bush, and one positive ad touting the direction the Democratic candidate plans to take the country.

“Wonder where John McCain would take the economy?” and announcer says in ‘Rearview Mirror,’ as a car drives down the road. “Look behind you,” continues the announcer, as the driver of the car readjusts the rearview mirror to show an image of President Bush.

“John McCain wants to continue George Bush’s economic policies,” the announcer adds.

The second spot, ‘Something,’ echoes the approach of Wednesday night’s 30-minute Obama campaign ad. “Something’s happening in America,” the announcer says. “People from every walk of life…uniting in common purpose”

“Barack Obama. Endorsed by Warren Buffett and Colin Powell. A leader who’ll bring us together.”

Both ads began airing Thursday in key battleground states, according to the Obama campaign.


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soundoff (181 Responses)
  1. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    John McCain..endorsed by "Joe the Plumber", "the First Dude Palin", and anybody else that fears an African-American in the White House or who can't or won't find out what Sen Obama really strands for.

    October 30, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  2. Mike

    If Obama wins God help the USA for the next 4yrs

    October 30, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  3. Musicpromo Glandale Ca

    Great image... but one that has found more then a little bit of truth in it the way I see it.

    Now that's something you don't see much anymore. I'm glad that the lies are almost over from the McCain camp.

    They seem to have nothing but attack left as this winds down, But I think that deep down they knew that this was going to turn out bad. So here's a little advice, Easy Does It... John don't let this turn you and make you into a old grumpy man. ( wait it's to late that had already happend.)

    October 30, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  4. mary

    I liked the ad, pretty funny. I just hope for once there is a good voter turnout and the people are involved in their own futures.

    October 30, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  5. Susan

    Be a 'grown up' and QUIT the negative ads against McCain.

    A Democrat

    October 30, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  6. Blue, Blue, Blue

    Rob

    Oh really, where, can you share the web site address, I would like to read that add as well. Oh BTW, if you do vote for McCain/Palin (and if they win) ...there's where u are going to end up...how uneducated. I guess you learned from the expert McCain/Sarah, let's talk about the future of this country..let's continue attacking with false information.

    Repubs: Stop spreading lies!

    October 30, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  7. JJ

    Ain't that cute. It looks like dad and son.

    October 30, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  8. Joe the No Show Plumber

    My Friends:

    If you had purchased $1,000 of AIG stock one year ago, you would have $42 left.

    With Lehman, you would have $6.60 left.

    With Fannie or Freddie, you would have less than $5 left.

    But if you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drank all of the beer, then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling REFUND, you would have had $214.

    ______________

    I am McClueless/McIdiot/McFox, senile and delusional, and I approve this message...

    October 30, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  9. Gracie

    GO OBAMA!

    GO OBAMA!

    GO OBAMA!

    GO OBAMA!

    GO OBAMA!

    GO OBAMA!

    October 30, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  10. Greg M.

    Sarah Palin Please go away and take Mac Daddy Mcshame McCain with you and don't come back na ya hear. Hee Haw!!!!

    Obama 08'...................................................................

    October 30, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  11. someone with half a brain

    Obama wants to do distribute the wealth. What he says sounds great if you live in the former soviet bloc where you miss the old ways. If your salary is higher you should keep more after taxes not less.

    But hey if you want to become the new and improved, communist United States I agree vote obama/binden

    If you like free-market economy, to win the war in Iraq and no drop the ball like we did in Afghanistan back in the late 80s that led to the fall of communism (yes we f'ed up back in the late 80s for all you uneducated people voting obama), and the correct model for fixing the economy vote McCain

    The lesser of two evils people!

    October 30, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  12. Betty Pone

    This is a fact; Obama, I can not think of or say anything good about
    him.

    October 30, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  13. Allen

    obama and biden...the unexperienced BOTOX twins. VOTE INDEPENDENT GO RALPH NADER!!!!!!!! (FORMER DEMOCRAT).

    October 30, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  14. Jessica

    Rob--you're a small-minded idiot!

    October 30, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  15. nobama

    Want to know how much Obama cares?

    His Aunt is found living in a run down housing project in Boston, but he took her $260 camapoign contribution and himself lives in a million dollar home. His dear Uncle was evicted from his home for bill totalling less than $3000, yet Obama raked in millions from book sales.
    Obama speaks one way and does the other.
    How can a man profess to care about you when he cannot care for his own family.
    Look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself if you could have ignored those relatives as Obama did.
    Conversely the McCains have an adopted child that they rescued from poverty.
    I'll bet as more comes out about Obama, the less the koolaid effect will have on many of you.,
    Do the right thing. McCain/ Palin for the sake of America.

    October 30, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  16. white and black for Obama

    MccainBush policies. Mccain has nothing of his own, what Mccainbush wish for is to have his name on the list of America Presidency.

    Period.
    My point is why does he surroundded himself with Bush's advisers and policy makers?

    Sorry guys that is true just take a look at Mccain campaign team, it is written all over..ex bush campaign mangers, advisors list goes on.
    What is be different between Bush and Mccain? Personality.

    October 30, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  17. gbrown2

    BRILLIANT!!!!! ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!!!!

    October 30, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  18. Move over Michelle I want Obama

    I just want to remind Obama supporter to be happy that the end of the dirty name calling is almost over and that soon we can re-unite again as a proud country that we should be. There is no need to be negative, Obama has set the bar in being cool, so we should take the high road and blog about the good things coming to us and not let Mccain's negativty bring us to his, Sarah, Joe the dumber (oops) and the GOP (Satan's lair, OOPS again) level.

    Obama/Biden 08

    October 30, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  19. Jessica

    Voters like me, who donated small sums of $$$ to the Obama campaign must have "bought" this election.

    Our money, our voice, our vote!

    True democracy.

    October 30, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  20. white and black for Obama

    MccainBush policies. Mccain has nothing of his own, what Mccainbush wish for is to have his name on the list of America Presidency.

    Period.
    My point is why does he surroundd himself with Bush's advisers and policy makers?

    Sorry guys .that is true just take a look at Mccain campaign team, it is written all over..ex bush campaign managers, advisors list goes on.
    What will be different between Bush and Mccain?
    (Personality).

    October 30, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  21. Pancho

    It is my belief that a small group of very wealthy individuals have pumped a ton of money into Conservative causes and think tanks, who promoted the insane "voodoo economics" that has resulted in a ten trillion dollar debt in a plan to bankrupt American governments. Neo-Cons call this strategy "starving the beast" and its purpose is to cripple all levels of American government. This would leave corporations as the only powerful organizations in the country.

    I know it sounds crazy, but the only other explanation is that every Conservative leader has been too stupid to know what they were doing.

    October 30, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  22. ran

    Good. People vote.

    October 30, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  23. Rob

    Blue, Blue, Blue – No, you are the fool. And if enough smart people vote, after November 4th, you, your failed savior, and mr. foot-in-mouth will be irrelevant.

    October 30, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  24. Texan for Obama

    Bring it on home!!!

    Obama/Biden 08

    October 30, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  25. jj in Idaho

    The ugliness of this season–and the negative tone that's come from both campaigns–has been truly disappointing. I'm a supporter of Barack Obama's, and I am really counting on him to be as positive and productive as he was last night...starting November 5th, and continuing through his presidency. We're tired, we're scared, and we need some hope. Oh, and some jobs and some decent health insurance and some tax equity...but I'll take positive promise for now!

    Don't Gloat, Just Vote
    Peace out
    jj

    October 30, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
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